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Volunteer Oncologist Returns to Gaza

This week, Dr. Zeena Salman, a pediatric oncologist who is overseeing the medical consulting for the two PCRF pediatric cancer departments, returned to the Gaza Strip to assess the current status of the Dr. Musa and Suhail Nasir Gaza Pediatric Cancer Department that is in the process of being built. This is the first and only pediatric cancer hospital for children in Gaza and will help to save the lives of children who currently do not have access to care inside of Gaza. Dr. Salman, who finished her fellowship at Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital in New York, toured the construction site, visited hospital staff and also saw patients, and is volunteering her time for the next few months to help ensure that the technical medical aspect of this project is addressed in a professional and comprehensive manner.